Sea Technology

FEB 2018

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Page 31 of 52 February 2018 | ST 31 Canadian Coast Guard Icebreakers Undergo Upgrade and Modernization ABB concluded the first modernization on a Canadi- an Coast Guard (CCG) icebreaker, the 38-year-old CCGS Pierre Radisson, including installation of 12 new DC drives and a complete propulsion control system. ABB fitted twin AC/DC diesel-electric propulsion sys- tems for greater redundancy, with each featuring a DC electric motor connected directly to the vessel's propel- ler. ABB also attached digital sensors to a variety of on- board equipment to provide its shore-based engineers with a virtual presence on board the ship. The project kicked off an upgrade program that will ultimately cover 10 ships in the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, to be completed by 2020. Art Anderson Has $3 Million Contract To Construct Detroit Floating Screen Structure Bremerton–based naval architecture and marine en- gineering firm Art Anderson Associates is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Portland to provide architectural and engineering services for the design of a downstream fish passage floating screen structure (FSS) in the Detroit Reservoir. The FSS has an estimated maximum cubic feet per second (cfs) between 1,000 and 4,500 cfs and is intended to attract and collect juvenile fish in the reservoir and expected to increase outmigration. The USACE Portland District (CENWP) is simultane- ously designing a selective withdrawal structure (SWS) with a weir box to provide temperature control in the North Santiam River, intending for the flow to pass through the FSS, screen out the fish, pass through the SWS and ultimately pass through the turbines and fur- ther down river. The fish that were separated from the flow and collected will be passed further downstream. The project is one of seven floating fish collectors in the Pacific Northwest. Oil Seepage Mapping Collaboration Wins Environmental Leadership Award Fugro received an Environmental Leadership Award from The Maritime Alliance, a California-based nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable, science-based ocean and water industries. The recognition was received in San Diego during the organization's BlueTech Week, an international gathering of more than 485 marine professionals from academia, government and industry. Sharing the award was Planck Aerosystems, a drone intelligence company specializing in highly autonomous unmanned aerial systems with whom Fugro collaborated on a project to identify and map oil seepage from aban- doned offshore well sites in Santa Barbara County. ocean business

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